More on the Jordan Find
Monday June 09th 2008, 6:49 pm
Filed under: Archeology

Carl Sommer points us to “a different, more realistic take on the Jordanian find. It’s a fascinating find, even if it can’t be dated back to 33 A.D. If, on the other hand, it can, then it’s even better.”

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I should clarify what I’m thinking. If the Church dates to 230, then the catacombs the Church was built upon must be even older. It is possible that some portions of it might go back to the first century. But even if this is not the case, then it would constitute one of the earliest Christian burial sites in the world. A remarkable find.

Comment by Carl Sommer 06.09.08 @ 9:45 pm

Similar churches of similar age were often built over the cave of some hermit or holy person. For example, that church in Romania that had its patron saint’s cell right under it.

So why aren’t we hearing about any hagiography sources talking about this town?

Comment by Maureen 06.12.08 @ 12:51 pm

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